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The SAG-AFTRA Merger and You

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This year members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) voted to merge into one union, known as SAG-AFTRA. For this week’s guest blog post, Dena Beatty graciously answers questions from Washington Filmworks about the effects of this merger on area talent and producers.

Crowd Funding is Still a Gift

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Washington Filmworks continues the conversation on crowd funding with the second in a series of 2 guest posts…

Some Crowd Funded Growing Pains

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Change. A major change in how we think about financing independent film has not only arrived, it is maturing – crowd funding. And more change is coming. It seems that everyoneis embracing this newest gift to the “democratization” of the filmmaking journey. But is the change all, and only, good? Does the “gift” come with a catch?

Production Incentive Feature Film ONE SQUARE MILE Wraps Principal Photography

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One Square Mile marks one of ten projects approved for funding assistance through Washington Filmworks after the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program was renewed during Washington’s 2012 legislative session. These ten projects will inject an estimated $8.6M in the statewide economy in five short months.

Deadline Extended for the Filmworks Innovation Lab

August 28, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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The deadline for submitting preliminary forms to the Filmworks Innovation Lab (Film Cycle) has been extended until Friday, September 7th at 5 p.m.

Ch-ch-changes

August 24, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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2012 has been a year of major changes at Washington Filmworks (WF). We wanted to take a moment to share some of our significant endeavors this year.

The Power of the Crowd

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Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding platforms are invaluable ways to access the power of the crowd to finance a film. How do you choose which to go with? We’d love to hear from Washington filmmakers on this.

The Lady Washington

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Ahoy, Mateys! Filming was underway aboard the 112-foot, 99-ton ship the Lady Washington on Aug 9th. A production took her out near Aberdeen, WA, close to the mouth of the Chehalis River on Grays Harbor, where cast and crew were busy filming scenes for a feature film set in the 19th century.

There’s a Hole in The Bucket, Dear Liza

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Washington Filmworks has recently published a series of blog posts for emerging Washington actors. Gordon Adams of Big Fish NW Talent responded by offering additional context to this developing discussion.

McKenna’s Statement

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Earlier this week Washington Filmworks wrote about gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna’s interview on KUOW. After the interview, Washington Filmworks requested a statement from his campaign…